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SEMI ISS Europe 2023 to spotlight European Chips Act, semiconductor supply chain resilience and growth

24th January 2023
Harry Fowle

The European Chips Act and Europe’s R&D capabilities – both key drivers of Europe’s microelectronics growth – will come into sharp focus at SEMI ISS Europe 2023 as industry executives, analysts, economists, policymakers and technologists gather 15th to 16th February in Vienna, Austria. Registration is open.

“The European Chips Act is critical to strengthening Europe’s technological competitiveness and resilience as the region remains at the heart of innovation with its R&D prowess,” said Laith Altimime, president of SEMI Europe. “We look forward to hosting insightful discussions on how to strengthen the semiconductor ecosystem, make even greater contributions to a digital and green future, and power Europe’s sustainable economic growth.”

ISS Europe 2023 highlights

Session 1: Industry strategy and market forecast

Market analysts and policymakers will focus on semiconductor demand drivers both in the near and long term to help companies position themselves to seize growth opportunities in the years ahead. Presenters include representatives from Cadence, European Commission, Future Horizons, Yole Group, Republic of Austria Federal Ministry, Soitec and STMicroelectronics.

Opening session: Vision for Europe 2030

Led by Roland Berger, the session will address the deglobalisation of the semiconductor supply chain and include a panel discussion featuring thought leaders from Analog Devices, imec and Intel.

Session 2: Disruptive technology roadmap - Opportunities fuelled by digitalisation

Experts from Comet Yxlon, Infineon Technologies, IBM Research Europe, IMS Nanofabrication, imec and VTT will discuss the critical role of innovation and disruptive technologies in the emergence of a vast array of electronic applications in industries including medical, automotive, agriculture and cloud computing.

Session 3: Closing the talent gap and cultivating the workforce of tomorrow

Experts will explore how inclusive leadership is essential to building a diverse and sustainable workforce and overcoming critical industry challenges such as the global talent shortage. The session will also feature a panel discussion with representatives from Comet Yxlon, DECISION Etudes & Conseil, Ebara, Edwards and Graz University of Technology.

Session 4: Smart and green manufacturing solutions

Thought leaders from Edwards, Besi, imec, MIDAS Ireland, Schneider Electric and VDE e.V. will provide insights into novel technologies and solutions for improving semiconductor manufacturing efficiencies and reducing the industry’s carbon footprint. 

Business networking

ISS Europe 2023 will feature several networking activities including a 15th February welcome reception at the Hilton Vienna Park and an exclusive gala dinner at Hofburg Vienna, where attendees will meet with peers to explore new business partnerships and opportunities.

ISS Europe 2023 premium sponsors: ASM, Besi, Cadence, Comet Yxlon, DB Schenker, Ebara, Edwards Vacuum, EV Group, HCLTech, imec, Merck, MKS’ Atotech, Ovivo, Soitec, Tokyo Electron Europe, and VAT.

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